Troubador Why Don't You Listen?

Released: 28/07/2021

ISBN: 9781800465701

Format: Paperback

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Why Don't You Listen?

A Story About How to Recognise When Dogs are in Pain


Why Don’t You Listen? is a beautifully illustrated story book, teaching children how to recognise when dogs are in pain. It is a must read for all families that share their lives and homes with our four-legged friends.

With 23% of UK households owning at least one dog, the human-dog bond is flourishing. However, behind this rosy statistic lurk common behaviour problems that lead to emotional suffering, frequent rehoming and even euthanasia. 

Many behaviour problems result from an innocent lack of understanding, misinterpretation, and miscommunication. All of which could be avoided if we only learnt to listen.

Canine Arthritis Management is a vet-led organisation dedicated to raising awareness of a prevalent cause of pain in dogs and to deliver solutions to ensure dogs and their owners lead long and happy lives.

"Why Didn't You Listen" has been written to protect children, dogs and the people that love them. Unexpected behaviours are common place when an animal is in pain. Being aware of the possibilities and modifying our behaviours and expectations to suit is paramount.

I love your book! Sarah Fisher, Animal Centred Education, Ambassador for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

This book is a wonderful way to open up our minds to this. Owners will learn a lot and children will undoubtedly grow up to be more sensitive to their dog's needs. Isn't that what any owner wants for their dog? so please read it carefully for dog's sake! Prof Daniel Mills BVSc CCAB FRSB FHEA FRCVS EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Behavioural Medicine

Why don’t you listen? is a great book and compliments the amazing work of Hannah Capon and her team at Canine Arthritis Management in highlighting the issue of chronic pain in dogs and the potential implications on their quality of life. Sarah Heath BVSc PgCertVE DipECAWBM(BM) CCAB FHEA FRCVS RCVS and EBVS ® European Veterinary
Specialist in Behavioural Medicine

As a dog trainer I am always being asked about how children can interact with their canine companions appropriately. This book gives us a good reminder that we need to look out for the subtle signs and listen to what our dogs are telling us to ensure we are able to spot signs of pain or discomfort early on. Many dogs show these subtle signs throughout the day but we often miss them. This book is a brilliant way to remind families of these signs. to get professional help as soon as possible and to give children the information they need to be able to interact with their dogs. The story is great and the illustrations are brilliant!

by Becky

Ok ok ok... I am the author so my review will be biased! BUT the book is beautiful, beyond my wildest dreams!
I hope that others are blown away by the illustrations, touched by the story, and empowered to tell friends, family and colleagues the potent message that underlying pain is a common cause for changed behaviour, and that we are pets advocates and should have our eyes and ears open to their changing needs!

by Hannah Capon

This book is great not only for children but for a whole family to read together. Educating children about recognising and understanding signs of pain and discomfort in their four legged friend on their level, will help ensuring everyone is living a safe and happy life and prevent any accidents. Beautiful pictures and beautiful story. Holly the collie is everyone's friend

by Alex

This is a fabulous book for children and adults which demonstrates beautifully how us humans often fail to recognise our beloved dogs are suffering. It’s filled with lovely illustrations which enhance the important story in which Holly is eventually heard and understood. It is a simply put guide and enjoyable essential read for any dog guardian.

by Sally

A beautifully written and illustrated book and a must for all children (and adults) who have any contact with dogs. This is a moving story of a family and their dog, Holly, who is in pain but none of the family understand what Holly is trying to tell them until she has no other options but growl and bear her teeth. The story looks at the signs the family miss and beautifully teaches children the language of dogs, so they can become more aware of how a dog will tell you it's uncomfortable or in pain and how they too can help their best friend.

by Laura

Hannah Capon

Hannah Capon MA Vet MB MRCVS, winner of the 2020 Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Impact Award, the 2019 CEVA Vet of the Year, the 2019 Vet Personality of the Year and finalist in the 2019 Petplan Vet of the Year, is a veterinary surgeon in the UK. Recognised for her tireless work on Canine Arthritis Management (CAM) an online education and support service for owners of arthritic dogs and professionals that care for them.

CAM began as a simple Facebook page in 2015 where Hannah would promote earlier identification and thorough multimodal management plans. Now it boasts a flourishing service run by a team of veterinary professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to help owners. CAM has become an unstoppable force. A respected website full of downloads, like the unique Home Safe tool (#itsmyhometoo), a large social media presence through Facebook, Instagram, twitter and YouTube. An online shop stocking awareness merchandise, owner education and other canine essentials. An education provider for vets, as well as dog groups, paraprofessionals and owners.

CAM is an inspirational campaign group to raise awareness of the serious nature of this disease. #YourDogMoreYears)

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